Plentils Crunchy Lentil Chips

Dill & Sour Cream, Margherita Pizza
$3.99 per multi-serve 4-ounce bag; $1.50 per single serve .8-ounce bag

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On October 13, 2014
Last modified:October 13, 2014


Earthy, thick, and super-crunchy yet with a surprisingly light nutrition profile (read: tons of chips per serving!), these allergy-friendly lentil meets potato chips have unique appeal. The pizza flavor had warm, tasty but subtle notes, but the dill and sour cream lacked the punch we longed for.

Always aiming to please the ever-expanding allergy community, Enjoy Life Foods added very crunchy chips to their line-up last year in some enticing flavors. But rather than going the ordinary route with plain old potato, Plentils are lentil-based.

Plentils Crunchy Lentil Chips (Margherita Pizza pictured) - Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan, and Allergy-Friendly

The twisted Plentils squares are made simply with lentil powder, potato starch, safflower oil and seasonings. They are lightly “puffed” yet very crunchy, thick, and hearty, with a pleasing nutrition profile for those of us who like big servings – you get about 30 sizable chips!

Plentils come in several intriguing flavors for those of us who forgo dairy. We first trialed the Dill & Sour Cream, which started out strong, with a nice little herb and vinegar tang, but the lentil backdrop tended to overwhelm a touch and the flavor didn’t finish with the punch that I’ve come to expect from dairy-free flavored chips. For us, the Margherita Pizza was more of a hit. The warm, earthy flavor that did hint at a cheesy tomato pizza seemed to meld a bit better with the hearty lentil base. It was good, but not in-your-face-flavor.

Plentils Crunchy Lentil Chips (Margherita Pizza pictured) - Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan, and Allergy-Friendly

Though better than traditional chips in the calorie, fat, and even protein department (about 3 grams per serving), I wouldn’t classify Plentils as a superfood, but a relatively wholesome snack to indulge in periodically. Also, I would tread lightly with consumption. More than a few of us reported stomachaches when we crunched on even a few too many Plentils in one sitting.

Certifications: Plentils are Certified Vegan, Gluten-Free, Kosher Pareve, and Non-GMO Verified.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Plentils are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan / plant-based, and vegetarian. Nonetheless, always read the ingredient statement and check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.

For More Product Information: Visit the Enjoy Life Foods website at

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


  1. I am dairy free for the last 10 years or so (lactose intolerance) and struggle with finding chips past tortilla and bbq. I tried these in garlic parm before and didn’t like them at all but the other day I saw the margherita pizza and bought a bag. Tonight I was craving something salty and ughghghg…bbq not again. I saw these in the pantry and figured why not…and, wow, they are amazing. Puffy, so not like a chip, but decently crunchy and dense. The flavor is SPOT on for pizza, which really fills a void since I haven’t had actual pizza for over 12 years. I only ate a handful to pace myself, but I imagine I will eat a few bags of weeks of these soon…very good chip.

  2. This chips are tasty. My dad, who is not dairy free, wondered how the Parmesan and Garlic chips got their cheesy flavor. These chips do not have the same consistency as regular potato chips, they are puffed. So far, I have only bought the Parmesan and Garlic and Margarita Pizza flavors. I liked them both.

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